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Gu Dexin

Meat, 1996

C-print (set of ten)
64 1/5 × 58 7/10 in
163.1 × 149.1 cm
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DSL Collection
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To create this work, the artist pinched a piece of pork every day, taking a photograph of the …

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To create this work, the artist pinched a piece of pork every day, taking a photograph of the moment until the pork finally became too dry. The viewer is led to imagine Gu, a man full of life, sitting there pinching the "water" and "blood" out of a dead life, experiencing the constant contact …

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Gu Dexin
Chinese, b. 1962
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A pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Gu Dexin is best known for his subversive installations that …

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A pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Gu Dexin is best known for his subversive installations that explore the concepts of decay and permanence. Since the 1980s, Gu has rejected the exploration of China’s socialist legacy that preoccupies many of his contemporaries, instead filling galleries with fruit or meat, which …

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About the work
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To create this work, the artist pinched a piece of pork every day, taking a photograph of the …

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To create this work, the artist pinched a piece of pork every day, taking a photograph of the moment until the pork finally became too dry. The viewer is led to imagine Gu, a man full of life, sitting there pinching the "water" and "blood" out of a dead life, experiencing the constant contact …

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Gu Dexin
Chinese, b. 1962
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A pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Gu Dexin is best known for his subversive installations that …

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A pioneer of contemporary Chinese art, Gu Dexin is best known for his subversive installations that explore the concepts of decay and permanence. Since the 1980s, Gu has rejected the exploration of China’s socialist legacy that preoccupies many of his contemporaries, instead filling galleries with fruit or meat, which …

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Gu Dexin

Meat, 1996

C-print (set of ten)
64 1/5 × 58 7/10 in
163.1 × 149.1 cm
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